Originally Posted by sy_gilana
Everything is a compromise. Offshore
We draw 8'6" and have been all over the Caribbean
and even into the ICW
for a few miles.
You can live with it and it has pros and cons.
And from the perspective of shoal draft
, my previous monohull
drew about 5.5', switching to a cat that drew about 3.3' opened up a lot of navigation
and anchorage options.
In fact, when we first met the crew of Gilana they were standing on the bottom next to us at anchor
in the San Blas. ;-)
Gilana, with her deep draft and massive weight, would certainly out perform my cat bashing to weather offshore
, but that shoal draft sure is nice when selecting an anchorage.
In the end, its all about your intended use and related compromises.